Saturday, 23 June 2018

Cricket

Devon Smith returns to West Indies Test squad

Devon Smith is back in West Indies’ Test squad after a gap of nearly three years. The selectors have also called up the uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Jahmar Hamilton for the home Test series against Sri Lanka, which starts on June 6. With only 13 players in the squad, four players who made the trip ...

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Pakistan bowl England out for 184 in Ist Test

LONDON: Pakistani bowlers dismissed England for 184 runs in the first innings of the first Test against England at Lord’s on Thursday. Opener Alastair Cook, appearing in a record-equalling 153rd consecutive Test appearance, was the only batsman to make a half-century, with a well-made innings of 70. Mohammad Abbas and ...

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Stokes ready to inspire refreshed England against Pakistan

England’s Joe Root and Pakistan’s Sarfraz Ahmed pose with the Test series trophy. LONDON: After a winless winter in test matches, England is hoping the return of a fully fit and focused Ben Stokes will inspire his team to victory over Pakistan. The all-rounder’s absence was acutely felt as England ...

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Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja’s wife assaulted by cop

NEW DELHI: Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja’s wife Reeva was allegedly assaulted on Monday by a police constable following a minor accident involving her car in Gujarat’s Jamnagar city, police said. The police have detained constable Sajay Ahir in connection with the incident. The incident occurred at Saru Section road in Jamnagar ...

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England skipper Joe Root terms Pakistan a strong side

LONDON: England skipper Joe Root reckoned Pakistan as a strong side who has world class players who could exploit English conditions in the first of two Tests starting at Lord’s on Thursday. Root is in second year of his captaincy and has to overcome a tough loss in the Ashes ...

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Faf Du Plessis takes Chennai into IPL final

MUMBAI: A fighting unbeaten half-century under pressure from Faf du Plessis helped Chennai Super Kings edge past Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier here on Tuesday to enter the final of the Indian Premier League. Needing 140 runs to win, Chennai made heavy weather of what should ...

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Amir 100% ready to face England: Mickey Arthur

LONDON: Pakistan spearhead Mohammad Aamir is “100 percent ready” for the first Test against England at Lord’s starting Thursday despite a knee injury, according to team coach Mickey Arthur. The left-arm fast bowler was seen stretching out his right knee as Pakistan beat Test debutants Ireland by five wickets during ...

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Sri Lanka hikes cricket wages by 34 percent

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket board increased wages for national players by more than a third after making record profits in 2017. A total of 33 players under contract to Sri Lanka Cricket will also see match fees increase substantially despite dismal results on the field last year. “Sri Lanka Cricket ...

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Injury scare for Hasan Ali before England Test

LONDON: Pakistani fast bowler Hasan Ali is facing an injury scare before the Test match against England to be played at Lord’s from May 24. The right-arm pacer injured his hand during the two-day practice match against Leicestershire while attempting a catch, the team management said. According to physiotherapist of Pakistani team, ...

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Azhar Ali leads good batting show against England

LONDON: It’s the last outing for the visiting Pakistanis before the two-Test series in England, and they went quite well on the first day of the two-day fixture against Leicestershire at Grace Road, scoring 321/9 by close of play. Stumps were called when No.10 batsman Mohammad Abbas fell to Aadil ...

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